Do you want to get results and feel productive?
At the end of the day, do you wanna be happy and fulfilled about your business results?
Although there are many different ways to improve your productivity, there are certain tools you can use to positively impact your work flow and get quick and easy results.
In this article, you will find the top productivity tools that I use to make sure at the end of the day I have the results I need.
I must admit that I have a weakness for productivity tools. I just love having everything organized in a German style 🙂 ( Did I ever tell you that I lived in Austria for a couple of years when I was little? Hmmm…maybe I will share that story with you sometime! Now back to the article 🙂 )
When everything works like a well oiled machine, I’m beyond happy. I love getting results, and having a good structure that helps achieve that is super important to me.
This is a starter kit of the 10 must-have productivity improvement tools every solopreneur like yourself should have in their toolbelt be super-productive business owners.
1. A to-do list: This is quite basic. Before you start doing anything, you should have a space where you can plan and write down exactly what it is you need to accomplish.
I’ve tried probably more than 20 to-do tools 🙂 and one of the best that I’ve found (and it meets my expectations, focus and needs!) is PlanPlus Online
You can use Planner Plus, Wunderlist, Trello or even Google Keep to take notes or plan. There are so many phone apps for both Android and iOS that allow you to create lists and enhance your productivity.
Or even just pen and paper if you prefer working like that! 🙂
2. Project Management Tools: You can use project management tools to manage your team (if you work with one). I currently use Wrike and I love it!
3. Social Media Management: One of the best tools for social media management and productivity is Hootsuite. I’ve tried a number of social media management tools, but Hootsuite really stood out, with its user friendly interface and multiple account integration and scheduling capabilities.
4. Google analytics: Google Analytics is, hands-down, the best tool for tracking your website analytics. This is not new for many of us but …I mentioned this because if you don’t measure your marketing results you don’t know what’s happening and you don’t know how you can respond to it. Checking out google analytics always gives you the statistics you need to make an informed decision about your next course of action.
5. Clean inbox: I use Unroll.me to clean out my Inbox from time to time. It’s so easy to let your emails pile up and lose track of what’s in there. Regularly cleaning out your Inbox will help you keep your workspace uncluttered and your mind on track.
6. Keep track of your emails: You can use Boomerang to keep track of your emails with your clients.
7. Roboform: This is a fantastic tool that I just can’t live without. It lets me jump from site to site, without once having to fill in my username and password – because it saves them and automatically logs me in everywhere. It’s a HUGE time saver!
9. Content Scheduling Calendar: Schedule all your updates in advance on a simple calendar template. This is super easy because you will create it on your own. This is another huge productivity tool. Here’s an article I wrote about it.
[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”250px” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]Tip: And the last but probably one of the most important – HAVE A TEAM. For me that one is GOLD![/dropshadowbox]
Try to find the right people for you, people with whom you resonate and you love working with!
[dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”250px” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]Don’t forget your focus, clarity and overall state of mind. Do some meditation or listen to relaxing music – whatever works best to put you into a productive state of mind.[/dropshadowbox]
So where should you start from? Make a list of all the things you need to accomplish. Planning is the first step in this process!! Then slowly start working your way down the list 😉
Do you have a system in place that really helps boost your productivity?
Do you have problems maintaining a productive work-schedule? What do you wish you could change about the way you work?
Try using some of these tools and let all of us know whether they impacted your productivity in any way!
I’d love to hear about your experiences, and I’m sure all our other readers would also benefit from hearing about how you were able to increase your productivity.
As always, thank you so much for reading and sharing! 🙂